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  • Pretty in Pink

    Pretty in Pink

    ★★★★

    Jon Cryer deserved a better movie career.

  • 2036 Origin Unknown

    2036 Origin Unknown

    ★½

    While the production quality is generally high, and the filmmakers made some smart decisions in terms of sets and cast to keep the budget low (it's reminiscent of movies like Cube and Exam, using what is effectively a single set), the script is painfully lacking in exposition or explanation. Katee Sackhoff does her best with some terrible dialogue, but ultimately the final twenty minutes - a combination of ideas ripped-off from Asimov and visuals from Kubrick's 2001 A Space Odyssey - doesn't answer any of the questions it needs to.

  • Chef

    Chef

    ★★★½

    Weirdly seems to be missing a third act; I kept expecting his kid to get doused in boiling oil or something else terrible to go wrong to provide one final hurdle to overcome, but instead it just ... finished, and everyone loved happily ever after (apart from ScarJo, presumably).

  • Glass

    Glass

    ★½

    A dumb plot, terrible dialogue, some awful casting, and plenty of bizarre camerawork.

  • Star Wars

    Star Wars

    ★★★★★

    Checking out the Despecialized Edition.

  • Welcome to Marwen

    Welcome to Marwen

    ★★★★

    Enjoyable, but just a tiny little bit too on-the-nose with some of its dialogue and musical choices.

  • Mortal Engines

    Mortal Engines

    ★★½

    10/10 for costume and set design. 0/10 for plot, dialogue, and believable character development.

  • The Mummy

    The Mummy

    ½

    I could have written a better script than this.

  • This Is the End

    This Is the End

    ★★★★

    Some of the jokes miss the mark (or more frequently just go on too long), but overall it's just dumb fun.

  • Star Wars: The Last Jedi

    Star Wars: The Last Jedi

    ★★

    When the main source of dramatic tension for a sizeable chunk of time is, "can this ship keep on flying very slowly away from the other ship", your movie might have problems.

  • The Shape of Water

    The Shape of Water

    ★★★★½

    Not seen a film be this clever with colour since Punch Drunk Love.

  • Australia

    Australia

    ★★★½

    Like Pearl Harbour, it could have done without the last third.